According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 624 species of spiders have been identified in Ohio. Although many spiders have venom, only two of them, the black widow and the brown recluse, release enough toxins when they bite that can be poisonous to humans. Although both black widows and brown recluses have been seen in northern Ohio, they are not common.
But, you may ask, what about the other 622 species? Of these, many are helpful in keeping unwanted insects away. Garden spiders prefer the outdoors, living in foliage and plants to feed on insects that can be harmful to plants. Others types of spiders such as jumpers, daddy long-legs and orbweavers prefer habitats near humans, hiding indoors in nooks and crannies in walls, under flooring, in basements and attics, behind furniture or near ceilings.
Wolf spiders live in burrows or crevices in the ground and prey on a number of crop-destroying insects. Wolf spiders are sometimes found indoors, especially as warm summer temperatures change to fall and winter temperatures. Wolf spiders are fearsome to look at because of their large size and quick movements. However, they rarely bite humans. If they do, they do not have dangerous venom. Orbweavers build elaborate webs but are quite small and harmless.
Spider Control Methods
If you have spiders, this indicates that you may have other types of pests as well. Spiders feed on other insects such as mosquitoes, flies, beetles and cockroaches. The presence of spiders suggests that you may need pest control services to address a larger problem.
A professional pest control service such as Accel Pest and Termite Control can thoroughly examine your home and yard to identify where pests are lurking. Some insects, such as ants, are merely annoying. Wasps, hornets and bees can be dangerous to humans and pets. Others, such as cockroaches, flies and mosquitoes, spread disease. Termites and other wood-boring insects can cause extensive damage to property.
Spider Removal Techniques
If spiders are found, the service technicians will help you identify and eliminate sources of food and nesting places. In addition, they will identify where other insects and pests are entering your home. They will also suggest methods to prevent re-infestation and destroy their nests.
Technicians at Accel Pest and Termite Control use a number of methods to remove pests. Integrated pest management techniques focus on environmentally responsible ways to eliminate spiders as well as the insects they feed on. Although chemical treatments may be part of a treatment plan, non-chemical methods such as traps, baits and sealing points of entry are also used to help eradicate spiders and other pests.
Contact Accel Pest and Termite Control
If you see spiders in your home or business in our service area of Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties, Ohio, call Accel Pest and Termite Control for a free evaluation and estimate. Our state-certified technicians will make recommendations for treatment that are the least harmful to you and your family while getting the job done. We will identify the pests present and show you points of entry and breeding places.
We guarantee our results. If you continue to see spiders after treatment, we will come back for additional treatment until the problem is solved. We also offer optional service agreements that continue pest control and eradication treatment throughout the year.